“One Good Thing About Music, When It Hits You Feel No Pain. So Hit Me With Music…”

In an effort to highlight reggae and dub that’s a bit outside of the mainstream, I had inadvertently never featured Bob Marley on the Drunkard’s pages in the past 2+ years. I am going to seriously remedy that today with this classic radio session (allegedly) recorded in Sausalito, CA in 1973 (I say this because when I was originally given the CDR in the late ’90s, it was labeled as such, but I have since prowled around on the Internets and found the Sausalito session to list a few less tracks. Anyway, it’s great regardless.) Up next is a Wailers show recorded in Los Angeles, at the Roxy, May 26, 1976. I’ve have this a good 9 or 10 years and still continuously break it out. — stay tuned.

As a friend once said to me in conversation, “Bob Marley is the great equalizer…his music transcends genre, scenes, and supposed musical cliques.” I could not have said it better. For every tune off Legend that has been (admittedly) played to death, there is another track in his back catalog, behind it, just waiting to be discovered. Hope you enjoy….

Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Rastafarian Chant
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Bend Down Low
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Slave Driver
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: You Can’t Fool The Youth
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Stop That Train
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Kinky Reggae
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Get Up Stand Up
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Lively Up Yourself
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Rude Boy Skank
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: 400 Tears
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Stir It Up
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Concrete Jungle
MP3: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Get Up Stand Up

Video: Bob Marley interviewed by Dylan Taite – New Zealand 1979 ++ bob marley videos ++ emusic

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10 Responses to “Bob Marley & The Wailers :: Radio Session 1973”

  1. Oh, man, how could you not love this? That video is a confirmation that all Rastas do is smoke weed. What almost always gets missed (I’m thinking about his songs being used in vacation commercials) is that Marley and his crew wrote some of the best protest songs ever. I’d stack ‘Small Ax’ up against anything that Guthrie or Seeger wrote. Marley was a strong voice for his community, quite a disaffected one, and that almost always gets lost in the sun and fun aspects of his music.

  2. This is an amazing taste of Marley. I’ve had this for years, in varying qualities. I can tell you that only the first 10 tracks are from the radio station. The last 4 tracks, starting with 400 years, are extra tracks from a different show. Not sure if the one I have is right, but it says they are from Paul’s Mall from the same 73 tour of the states.

  3. Can’t thank you enough. This is outstanding.

  4. hey i member you had some of these tunes up a while back. it’s them on the beeb, right?

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  6. This is an incredible program. Your radio set above is missing the song, “Walk the Proud Land” – a great track. I have the soundboard from this show (recorded on Halloween 1973 at the Record Plant)

  7. […] A 1973 radio show from Bob Marley and the Wailers […]

  8. Thanks so much for this, I’m in the process of downloading it. Hey, I found another copy of this show

    at a lower bitrate BUT it has a DJ intro, outro AND an extra song in the middle of the show and it doesn’t have the last four songs like Ryan said. So between the two I’m building a complete and accurate show. By the way “Walk The Proud Land” on the other website is the same song as “Rude Boy Skank” on your copy. This show is awesome, thanks again.

  9. No, it says that “We’re sorry, this video is no longer available.” 🙁

    I made discography of Bob on my webpage.


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